Tag Archives: mental health

How to talk to someone who is suicidal

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. One hundred and five people die by suicide each day, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.

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How can we improve men’s mental health?

Mental health concerns of men are often similar to those of women: The need for safety, security, sufficient sustenance, and sexual and social fulfillment. Our self-esteem, our sense of worthiness, stems from a certainty in our ascribed and achieved roles.

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Recognize the signs of mental illness before they reach stage 4

As May marks Mental Health Month, this year’s theme focuses on B4Stage4 — how people can address their mental health early rather than at “Stage 4,” when symptoms are more severe and recovery a longer process.

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How to help someone who self-injures

Self-injurious behavior is one of those topics most people prefer to steer clear of. There can be a sense of mystery and misunderstanding about it, and uncertainty about where to turn for answers. What is SIB? Who self-injures? Why would someone choose to physically harm themselves? What can I do to help them?

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Finding your pitch 32: Mental health and fitness

It’s easy to describe certain parts of yourself to another person. Your spontaneity. Your curiosity. Your degree in economics, or your knowledge of three languages. What’s harder is describing parts of your nature that are inherent to your being but … Continue reading

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Conversations About Mental Health

A post from Lindsay Weighs In. I think it’s important to repost this, so that we can continue the conversation about mental health.  — Anxiety isn’t a choice. Depression isn’t a choice. It’s not something that someone can “work on,” a … Continue reading

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YMCA Kids’ First Friday Fun Night

How about doing something for your mental health while providing physical and creative play for your kids?  This Friday, the York YMCA is offering a Fun Night just for kids!  Drop your kids at the Y at 5:30 pm and … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 11/1/13: SNAP reductions; Is butter bad for you?; How you commute impacts your health

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. In the news: York Daily Record reporter Ed Mahon wrote about how funding for the Supplemental Nutrition … Continue reading

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